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week. >> that was a good debate. i enjoyed that. >> reporter: while president obama is looking to get back on track and back into the lead. >> we can not afford to be complacent or synical. >> reporter: last month, the pugh research poll had president obama leading mitt romney 51-43% and now, pugh said romney is leading 49% to obama's 45%. >> the trajectory of the race appears to have changed. >> reporter: romney's post- debate gains are across the board. he trails the president by one point. women say they have changeed their view of romney. he's up six points while the president is down 9. and romney has gained among independents who changed their view of him while, again, the president is down. >> romney proved a lot with this debate and stood toe-to- toe with the president. his favorable image improved sharply. >> reporter: the ad war is heating up. the producers of secret service mestreet asked the obama campaign to take down an ad featuring big bird. >> big bird. big bird,. >> reporter: the romney campaign is hitting back with new spots attacking the president's record on spendi
? >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, the obama campaign's official line is that the president's debate performance did not change the fundamentals of the race, but behind the scenes with that new poll, some top democrats are getting nervous and say the pressure is on vice president biden. president obama's sending a message to his supporters about last week's debate disaster. he gets it. here he is at a los angeles fund-raiser praising the opening performer. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: in the last few days, the pundits have been vicious and the comics no kinder, whether "the new yorker's" cover or "saturday night live." >> mr. president, governor romney has just said that he killed osama bin laden. would you care to respond? >> no, you two go ahead. >> reporter: a new gallup poll shows those who watched the debate believe romney did the superior job. 72% to obama's 20%. incumbent presidents wait a minuted off from confrontation and in a bubble for years often stumble as did president ronald reagan in 1984. >> i did avoid,
this morning after a fundraising trip to the bay area. vic lee has the latest. >> reporter: president obama left san francisco aboard air force one this morning with his campaign coffers filled with cash. it was his 12th visit to the city another brief but lucrative trip. >> money is going to the swing states and california has become the banking state. if you look at where the most money has come, not only for obama but for romney, california is number one. >> reporter: it began last night with a roundtable for 25 wealthy donors. each patron paid $40,000. then the president met with 100 people who paid $20,000 each to have dinner with him in the bill graham civic auditorium. outside the venue, 100 people staged protests against various policies, from the use of drones in pakistan, to the federal crackdown on marijuana. >> the president: i love you back, thank you everybody! >> reporter: the president ended the day at a concert for 6,000 supporters at the auditorium tickets started at $200 per person. he alluded to his debate last week. >> the president: i had a bunch of of folks come to me
a fundraising trip to the bay area. vic lee has the latest. >> reporter: president obama left san francisco aboard air force one this morning with his campaign coffers filled with cash. it was his 12th visit to the city another brief but lucrative trip. >> money is going to the swing stat and calornia ha beco te bankg state. ifou loo at where the most money has come, not only for obama but for romney, california is number one. >> reporter: it began last night with a roundtable for 25 wealthy donors. each patron paid $40,000. then the president met with 100 people who paid $20,000 each to have dinner with him in the bill graham civic auditorium. outside the venue, 100 people staged protests against various policies, from the use of drones in pakistan, to the federal crackdown on marijuana. >> the president: i love you back thank yu everybody! >> reporter: the esident ended the day at a concert for 6,000 supporters at the auditorium tickets started at $200 per person. he alluded to his debate last week. >> the president: i had a bunch of of folks come to me, don't be so polite, don't be so ni
obama. >> reporter: both candidates will be in ohio today. president barack obama at this point still seems to have the best path to victory which leads in key swing states giving the mitt romney team some encouragement. it shows 4 points among likely voters and -- likely voters. the poll also shows coming out of last week's debate in denver, mitt romney's personal likability has made gains among women voters. >> that was a good debate. >> reporter: but they are bringing out the big guns to fight, using big bird aiming at mitt romney's plan to cut subsidies. >> the evil genius who towered over them, one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> reporter: reporting live from washington d.c. allison burns ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> when you pass by the gas station you probably notice gas prices are still high but relief could soon be on the way. prices are averaging 467 per gallon but -- $4.67 per gallon. now that they have approved the winter blend they are hoping it will pump up the supply. now senator barbara boxer has also asked the department of justices gas fraud g
. nancy? >> reporter: scott, good evening those poll numbers you mentioned helped to explain why the obama campaign harshly criticized izedey's speech today before he even delivered it saying that he en ded the commander-in-chief ed the it's part of an aggressive new approach to try to stem the damage from the president's debate performance. with the president in california for a mix of official business liforund-raisers the white house fired back at romney's claims that the president was weak on syria and iran. hey said romney did not propose any steps today that president obama hadn't taken already. >> that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear states. >> reporter: they pointed out romney's embrace of a middle east peace plan for two separate >> res with israel and palestine was at odds with what he told plnors in that secretly taped florida fund-raiser. >> reporter: obama campaign obicials described romney's speech as an attempt at a foreign policy reboot after embarrassing missteps overseas this summer. they pointed to his visit to vendon
definitely fires the women up. >> reporter: obama supporters waiting in line before the event say they trust the president to preserve their rights. >> equal pay for equal work. >> i have a daughter. it took a long time for women to gain what we have as far as rights. and it would be taking a giant step backward to vote in romney. i mean, he is against the right for a woman to have control over her body. >> reporter: but romney supporters says reproductive rights and other social issues have not come up in her door to door campaigning. the chairman of romney's loudoun county victory effort has knocked on thousands of doors since july. >> believe it or not, different than any other election, this question has not really come up. >> reporter: she said she believes the paramount issue for women in 2012 is the economy. >> i asked them to think about where they were four years ago and how things have gone. and i just talked through, did the bailouts help you? did some of these other programs help you? did the quote/unquote shovel ready jobs help you? >> reporter: barack obama won loudoun county b
campaign around is the last though. here's jay tappe tapper. >>reporter: president obama sending a message to his supporters about last week debate dister he gets it. here he is at los angeles fundraiser praising the opening performers. >> they just performed flawles flawlessly. nature after nigh night. i can't always say the same. >>reporter: last if you day theundit vicus and the comic no kinder. whether new new yorker cover or "saturday night live". >> mr. president governor romney has just said that he killed osama bin laden. would you care to respond? >> no you two go ahead. >> gallup poll believes romney did the superior job. sf percent to obama 20 percent. incumbentpresent wall off from cfrontatiften umbleas d reagan i 1984. >> i did avoid i'm afraid in my previous answer also. >> president obama seemed to have initially thought all went well that night. >> this was a terrific debate. >> but quickly after leaving the stage the president talked to aide and realized he had not brought his a game. this is on me he later told top advisors and sincehen he has been study
with how mitt romney accused president obama of a lack of leadership. >> reporter: that's right. mitt romney hoping to win over voters at home. >> reporter: in front of a crowd mitt romney tried to differentiate his foreign policy from president obama. mitt romney said the risk of conflict is higher now than when the president took office. he said he would increase military spending, arm syrian rebels and tighten sanctions on iran, on israel he would restart peace negotiations. >> reckless. >> reporter: just before the speech the obama campaign described his summer trip abroad and questions his first response to attacks on the u.s. embassy in libya. it is similar to what president obama said in a interview. >> governor romney has a tendency to shoot first and name later. as president you can't do that. >> reporter: till mitt romney hoping to capitalize on the momentum of his debate performance. >> reporter: international relations will take center stage at the october 22 debate. ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan continued with the att
, not to lead from behind. >> reporter: the obama campaign was quick with a rebuttal, they talked about specifics. >> now i'm a professor, and he would have gotten a "c". he gave absolutely no specifics. >> reporter: in california today, president obama appealed to hispanics, dedicating the first ever national monument to a contemporary mexican-american, the late labor leader, caesar chavez. with the stakes higher than ever, the president put a spin on his own debate performance, rallying the supporters at a concert in hollywood last night. >> my understanding, it was an incredible show. and everybody here is an incredible professional, such great friends, and they just performed flawlessly night after night, and i can't always say the same. >> reporter: in today's speech, mitt romney also appeared to try to take away from the president's signature success overseas, as to the death of osama bin laden. he credited the military and professionals for that. >> here, traveling with the romney campaign, in virginia tonight, peter, thank you, and to the rest of our team, chief affairs corresp
to battleground ohio and the first lady joins supporters in loudoun county, virginia. >> reporter: president obama campaigning in california speaking to donors at a $20,000 per ticket dinner in san francisco monday night. the president saying it is time for them to get, quote, almost obsessive. mr.obama urging supporters to do more to reach out if their families and friends in the battleground states. republican presidential nominee mitt romney meeting with voters in virginia. >> he would continue to spend a trillion dollars more than we take in every year n my view, that is immoral and wrong. if i'm president of the united states, i i will cut federal spending. i will cut it and get us on tracky to balanced budget. >> reporter: his running mate paul reinholding a rally in michigan monday night. he is support the by kid rock. >> i'm proud to say they have had elected our first black president. all right. i'm sorry he didn't do a better job. i really wish that he would have. >> reporter: the wisconsin congressman strongly criticizing the obama administration. >> we lost four auto factories in the a
. >> "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden sat down with first lady michelle obama. >> reporter: her husband's not so secret weapon crisscrossing the country over the last few weeks not to mention a slew of talk shows. >> he's funny. i'm funnier. >> reporter: and then there was her anniversary, not exactly the date of her dreams. she did get a hug. from ann romney. you know, i know that ann romney is playing for the other team. is there a certain sisterhood between women who are in this position? >> absolutely. and this is something that barack and i talk about. we have learned this over time. who ever makes this kind of sacrifice, they deserve a pat on the back, that's how this democracy works. >> reporter: outside the white house there is always lots of chatter about how much is the first lady influencing policy. how do you see your role in that regard? >> i rarely step foot in the west wing. in fact people are shocked when they see me there. >> reporter: the first lady has long said her most important role is mom in chief. and now, with a teenager. i have a 14-year-old son. he has a quest
to change it. >> reporter: with president obama and mitt romney in ohio the focus is likely to shift back to the economy. rob and paula, back to you. >> thanks a lot, karen. >>> this thursday, it's the candidates for vice president who will meet face to face, and our own martha raddatz will moderate the debate. abc will carry it live. it all kicks off at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. they say bind could be feeling the pressure. the president did so poorly. now pressure on joe's shoulders to come out there and kind of put, spark a fire that the president could not. also interesting, came out yesterday from our pollster at "the washington post" is that the composition of the polls has changed a little bit. can explain some of shift in numbers. both in the gallup and pew poll, self-identified democrats, that number was higher in the predebate polls. self-identified republicans were up in the post-debate polls. so the wind has definitely been at romney's back, that's for sure, but the composition changed and changed numbers as well. >> i think there will be paul ryan's fourth debate since he's been
there, too, and we'll go to nancy cordes with the obama campaign. >> reporter: scott, ohio is the grand prize for the obama campaign. they have 120 field offices here, the president has held 17 rallies in this state, more than any other state, but in the debate last week he failed to mention some major issues that are very important to ohio voters, like that auto bailout or shipping jobs overseas. that's a mistake he did not make today here in columbus. >> when you think about ohio, when governor romney said that we should let the auto industry go bankrupt we said no, we're not going to take your advice. (boos) don't boo, vote. (cheers and applause) and we reinvented a dying auto stay supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. (cheers and applause) >> reporter: on deficit reduction, the president accused romney of salesmanship, not leadership, part of the new approach by this president to attack not just romney's policies, scott, but his character. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. the obama campaign has been running ads in ohio for months painting rom
campaign continue to focus on virginia. this afternoon first lady michelle obama speaks to reporters at the loudoun county fairgrounds in leesburg. a ticket is required. this evening the first lady will attend a fund-raiser in mclean. the presidential candidates remain on the campaign trail. president obama scheduled to speak at ohio state university. mitt romney will make stops in ohio and iowa. a poll shows romney is now leading the president 49%. most people thought that romney did a better job in last week's debate. turning to business news, black friday bargains might not give you much to celebrate. >> politicians are not the only ones putting their spin on the election. linda bell has more. >> watch for election stunt this year from some big businesses. pizza hut today announcing plans to give free pizza for life to who would ask president obama or mitt romney at what type of pizza papethey prefer. companies are doing what they can to get consumers' attention. stock-index futures indicating a lower open. alcoa will have quarterly results today. black friday is not the best day
. "the wall street journal" reporting this morning, goldman sachsm turning their back on president obama. is this a trend an wall street this time around? >> this is a fascinating story. this is a real about turn. apparently two-thirds of -- or possibly three quarters even of goldman sachs employees were supporting financially president obama going into that campaign where he was initially elected. this time around, it appears that 70% are putting their money behind mitt romney. i think it's the continual presentation of attacks on bankers, on the financial sector, the blame being attached to them for the global financial crisis. i think people on wall street and in the city of london for that matter are frankly just had enough of hearing this, the blame game. they're putting their money where their mouth is. and that's mitt romney right now. back to you. >> yeah, the numbers last time around 2008, employees of goldman sachs gave more than a million dollars to mr. obama. this time around, $136,000. jeff cutmore in london, thanks so much. still ahead, ichiro doing some acrobatics, dancing
. we'll have a live report from london. plus, the obama campaign is getting a lot of mileage out of big bird. we'll show you their video from sesame street. first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock. we begin with the race for the white house. new post debate polling shows the race tightening now with four weeks to go. a new pugh research center survey showing mitt romney leading president obama 49-45 in a national head-to-head matchup. that's among likely voters, people who are most committed to participating in the november 6 election. but gallup has a different result in the daily tracking report. according to the seven-day rolling average, the president leads mitt romney 50 to 45. that is among registered voters. good news for the romney campaign in the state of michigan meanwhile. president obama was leading by ten points last month. according to the detroit free press, after the debate, same poll has the president's lead down to three points. that is within the margin of error. perhaps the biggest gain for the romney campaign comes from that pugh survey which
ago. >> we passed healthcare reform, also known as aka obamacare. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: the president also added his own sesame street sarcasm after governor mitt romney said he promised cuts to unnecessary funding like pbs. >> finally somebody is cracking down on big bird. [ laughter ] >> elmo is -- has been seen in a white suburban, he's driving for the border! [ laughter ] >> oscar is hiding out in his trash can. we're cracking down on them. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild but he is going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> reporter: in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> the president's campaign rival mitt romney is in iowa this morning. the republican emphasized how his plan to cut taxes and create agricultural trade agreements would help american farmers. today's visit is part of a midwest push which will take him to ohio this afternoon. but before he hit the battleground states, the former governor ridiculed president obama's defense of sesame street. >> when the president took office 32 million people on food stamps. now there
for him. >> reporter: obama lost by 30 points. >> it was the first time in his life where people didn't just really accept him immediately, where things didn't really go perfectly for him. >> reporter: the loss seem like it might be the end of obama's political career. >> people who saw him afterward say he was as low as they've ever seen him. one person who was close to him said he got the sense that senator obama really wondered if he would be able to continue in politics >> reporter: and it raised real problems with his wife michelle >> the bobby rush race was the nadir of the obama marriage. her feeling was, why are you doing this? this is the moment when they want two totally different things. you know, barack obama wants political success. and his wife wants a normal life. i asked the president and first lady how long it had taken them to recover from that period? they said two to three years. so this is a serious toll on their relationship. >> woodruff: the choice: 2012 >> woodruff: "the choice 2012" airs on most pbs stations tonight. >> ifill: next, our series on "coping with
know, that was painful experience for him. >> reporter: even after having lived here for years, obama was vulnerable to a charge bubby rush would surely make. he didn't really know these streets. and he's not really an african-american. >> bobby rush called him an educated fool again trying to sort of cast obama as this overeducated, half white guy from hawaii with this multicultural background. he was not one of us >> you can have more degrees than a thermometer but if you ain't got some power, if you ain't got some seniority, if you ain't got what it takes... >> reporter: it's always been a sub text of the opposition to him from other black politicians. how dedicated is he to the black struggle? >> despite all our differences, we can live together as one people. >> there's a long article about the race in the chicago reader, the local alternative paper in chicago where one of obama's opponents, he says obama is viewed as the white man in black face in our community. >> it got bad. it was real bad. a number of black nationalists in the african-american community, you know, made all s
. >> new questions about president obama's campaign fundraising after an explosive new report indicates his campaign may be accepting illegal donations. >> shannon green with our report. >> and on wall street, attention turning to fiscal cliff, a forecast of a possible global economic slowdown. what happens next? wall street legend louis lehrman with the answers. when we got married. i had three kids. and she became the full time mother of three. it was soccer, and ballet, and cheerleading, and baseball. those years were crazy. and she became the full time mother of three. so, as we go into this next phase, you know, a big part of it for us is that there isn't anythingn the schedule. lou: stocks today falling as the international monitor fund warn -- monetary fund warned the deep global slowdown they see approaching, alarmingly high, they say, we'll talk up that with lehrman in just moments. on wall street investors saw little reasons to buy ahead of what is expected to be a weak earnings seen, dow jones dropping 110. the biggest decline in more than 6 weeks, and s&p down 14, and nazdaq dow
it. >> reporter: with president obama and mitt romney both in ohio today, the focus is likely to shift back to the economy. >> thank you, karen. >>> all of the new numbers putting more pressure on the vice presidential candidates who debate this coming thursday night. live coverage begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> one month of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were killed in a consulate attack in benghazi, there's word that a top white house official will visit libya today. reports say john brennan, the top white house counterterrorism adviser, will be in tripoli to meet with senior libyan officials about the investigation into the killing of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >>> and a story breaking overnight. more explosive rhetoric out of north korea this morning, warning that the united states is in striking distance of its missiles. today's remarks are in response of south korea's announcement of a deal with the u.s. to triple the range of its missiles. the north says it shows the allies are plotting to invade the country. >>> a travel
points, gallup says the positive jobs report gave president obama a five-point boost. courting hispanics there, but he also said that mitt romney's debate was more style over substance, that debate really fueling those polls and we'll see if it's affected by the vice presidential debate this week. vice president biden, paul ryan debate on thursday. >> he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> the president has no new ideas. >> both vice presidential candidates are practicing for thursday's debate. in fact, paul ryan is in florida practicing after four days in virginia. vice president biden still in delaware where he said to be not only looking at tapes of ryan's speeches, but taking a very close look at his budget as well. lynn? >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> a nashville hospital is reporting yet another death from the meningitis outbreak according to associated press. if confirmed, it would be the fifth deadliest case in tennessee. the ninth nationally. at least 105 people in nine states from minnesota to florida have been infected. the cdc now believes 13,
the former penn state football coach just released. >> reporter: president obama is in town, again. he always manages to attract a crowd. this time some say they turned out because of his debate performance. i'll explain, coming up. >>> good morning i'm sue hall tracking your tuesday morning commute. live look at bay bridge metering lights on commute lanes getting by carpool lanes breezing through as are fastrak. update on san bruno situation with late roadwork picked up >>> good morning. tuesday october 9th. we are starting off with a few clouds, somewhere there's a little rain it may break up before it gets to us, you may not see it. good morning i'm eric thomas. >>> and i'm kristen sze. rain won't be a problem but weather delays could be an issue. >>> 70 minute flight arrival delays into sfo. good morning. showers still off the coast lingering falling apart before they make it to the coast this batch has a good chance making it towards boudah -- bodega bay and inverness. today stray shower possible around the bay 50s now we'll top out in the mid to upper 60s inland stray shower possible an
interesting. and just happy to be a part of this. >> reporter: this was president obama's@visit to the bay area. his focus was fund raising. >> it's good for him. he needs to raise money. >> i think it's a good piece of support for him. i think he should visit us often. >> reporter: yesterday 6,000 people lined up to hear the president speak, paying two to $7,500 a ticket. after what most analysts say was a lackluster debate performance last week, mr. obama sharpened his criticism calling governor romney's tax plan a relapse to the past. >> it's to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> reporter: some supporters were surprised by forgiving of the president's debate performance. >> it shows he's human. he's like a regular person. >> i'm really rooting for him and hoping he can pull out some good arguments in his next debate and we'll see his poll numbers jump back up. >> reporter: the president told them to maintain enthusiasm. they need to be obsessive to help him get reelected. he's now on his way to ohio. he is scheduled to address a
or break either candidate. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: president obama is urging supporters to get almost obsessive about his reelection. >> so i need you in this election. the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent. >> reporter: the president wrapped up a california fund raising blitz in san francisco. he asked donors to send e-mails and make phone calls to people in swing states who will decide the election. >> but we have to understand we've got a lot more to do and if we don't do it, then change won't happen. >> reporter: republican nominee mitt romney heads to middle america today for more campaign rallies. last week's debate reenergized his campaign and now he has the numbers to prove it. in a research center poll last month, romney trailed president obama by eight points. 51% to 43%. but a new poll taken after the presidential debate last week shows him ahead now by four points 49% to 45%. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable. thank you so much. >> reporter: romn
think some of that is dissipati dissipating. >> reporter: today as president obama traveled to ohio, gallup put him behind by just two points. last night in san francisco, the president mocked romney. >> somebody is cracking down on big bird. >> reporter: he put up a cable tv ad. >> it's me. big bird. >> big. yellow. a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about. it's sesame street. >> reporter: team obama even flew the message over romney today who mocked the president's move to save a tv character. >> i actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the american people and saving good jobs and saving our future. >> reporter: a race with new energy and urgency in key states like ohio. where this is the final day for voter registration. with romney ahead among likely voters but president obama still in the lead in the polls with a bigger group, all registered voters, democrats figure more than ever that turnout will decide who wins on november 6th. jim? >> interesting. as we see, some of these national surveys shift towar
question is, is there any answer from the obama administration. >> reporter: they are tackling this head on. they say this is all about politics. ofa does not accept donations from foreign nat nations or any ineligible individual. and the campaign voluntarily goes above and beyond federal election commitments to insure the integrity of fundraising efforts. they request proof of current and a valid u.s. passport. they say it's in order to comply with all federal election laws. martha,. martha: certainly at order odds with that report. thank you very much. bill: fox news alert right now. because there is new evidence we can report that the white house knew the attack on your consulate in benghazi was the work of terrorists long before admitting it to the american people. fox news learning that a top aid to the secretary of state hillary clinton, patrick kennedy is his name briefed congressional aids the day after the attack, september 12th calling it sophisticated and complex. u.s. ambassador chris stevens among four americans killed in the attack on 9/11. a hearing on what happened in bengha
>> reporter: president obama is wrapping up his visit in southern california. we'll tell you about supporters last night and which streets are still closed to traffic this morning. >>> today, the san francisco board of supervisors will decide the fate of suspended sheriff, ross mirkarimi. the possible scenarios that could play out depending upon the scenarios. >>> how well off are your kids? a new report reveals which places are meeting the needs of children. >>> and the as hope to keep their season alive. but there is one issue that has fans angry with team owners. "mornings on 2" starts route -- right now. >>> good morning. i'm ken wayne. dave clark is off today. >> i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, october 9th. >>> in just a few hours from now, president obama will head out of the bay area and head to ohio. allie rasmus is live with more with a warning about traffic. >> reporter: well, good morning, the president is scheduled to depart sfo at 9:25. it looks like police are preparing for at least the presidential motorcade. we just saw the motorcade. there is still howard between
on the campaign trial. >> rep foreign affairs, mitt romney launched a scathing attack on president obama's policies and leadership overseas. >> it's time to change course in the middle east. it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> reporter: so far, the economy has dominated the campaign debate. but the romney campaign tried to seize on questions and criticism about the president's handling of last month's attack in libya. it was a chance to try to reverse the tide of romney's recent perceived missteps, including his initial response to the libya attack. the republican contender accused the president of passivity over partnership. >> i know the president hopes for a middle east aligned with us. but hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: the romney campaign was feeling good after its debate performance last week. and there's evidence he got a bounce. the president was stumping for cash, not votes. he continued his california fund-raising swing, which is expected to bring in $10 million over two days. between money events, the p
spoke 22 minutes. those who attended loved every minute of it. >> reporter: this is president obama leaving monday night's night's fundraiser at the bill graham civic auditorium. tickets range from $22 to $100 which included a concert. >> he talked about his plans for the future, you know, finishing what we started, ending the war, making it better for americans. >> how was it? >> it was great to see him. this is the first time i have seen a president. >> i am on cloud 9. so -- >> reporter: [ inaudible question ] >> i did. $100 and you got to stand. so standing room. i looked back in the nose bleed section, they had to pay a thousand dollars. >> reporter: before the event thousands of marijuana supporters, anti-war protesters and mitt romney supporters held signs that said defeat obama. at one point there was a humorous exchange. >> obama has to go. >> they have their views. i have mine. as long as they vote they have every right to do what they do. if they don't vote they shouldn't be doing what they are doing. >>> the president leaves san francisco tomorrow and then head to ohio.
an election to win. >>reporter: this is mr. obama sixth fundraising from i hope to san francisco this year. i arrived at sfo before 2:00 p.m. . then headed straight to the intercontinental hotel where 25 people paid 40,000 dollars each for a meet and greet with the president. those who didn't want to fork out that kind of cash made their way to the bill gram civic auditorium for one of 2 events. 20,000 dollar per plate dinner and 200 dollar per person rally. people say because of the president lack luster debit performance last week, the support and money are needed now more than ever. >> after the debate i thought if romney got elected and i hadn't done everything i could to help i would never for give myself. >>reporter: that's why you are hear day. yes. definitely a wick up call. i would like to think that his performance awas somewhat intentional to remind people this is important. can't take anything for grante granted. >>reporter: the president is counting on his supporters to step up lick they did 4 years ag. notuch time left. election is only 29 days away. >> we are not
lanes until 5:00 this morning. otherwise clear sailing, so far. >>> president obama is leaving the bay area this morning with a heavier campaign war chest. reignited passion among supporters after a fiery speech last night. amy hollyfield is live outside the inter-continental hotel. >> reporter: good morning. barack obama told his supporters last night it is time to get almost obsessive. he arrived in friendly territory of san francisco yesterday on a day when the poll up ins that were released don't look good for the president. pew research center found mitt romney is leading 49-45%. the first major poll taken since he debated mitt romney. the president's debate performance was widely criticized even by his supporters. some said they came out to support him in san francisco because of his debate performance. >> the debate, i thought if romney got elected and i hadn't done everything i could to help, i would never forgive . that's why i'm here today. -- >> reporter: the president is in town to raise money this is his sixth visit here this year. he told supporters he intends to win thi
obama campaign reports come out. john ward a piece in "the huffington post" today and talks about how the campaign has been caught off guard by the new mitt. he writes -- so does this mean -- i mean that's a pretty strong statement right there. i mean has the nightmarish portrait been torn up? >> no. i think we're over it. romney had one good day. he had one good debate and obama had one debate. we know obama can do better. and romney is going to -- that -- romney this is a pretend romney we're looking at now. >> let me ask you from the sort of dichotomy, the two options voters are being presented with, mitt romney has these draconian policies and the other is he's a flip flopper, which do you think is a better one to run on this point, the obama campaign? >> the obama campaign is th? i think the draconian policies -- i think you can do both. i think romney is doing both and romney -- watching him right now is watching him go through the different phases of romney, 509s shades of romney shall we say. >> that's exactly what they have thought. so people have talked about this a lot. the
' break. straight ahead, is the obama campaign turning a blind eye to new donations? a new report says yes, but the obama campaign says absolutely not. which is it? that's next. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. >> greta: talk about letting the fox out of the chicken coop. it's mostly up to the political campaigns to police their own donations. why is that dangerous? because so many donations are made online and there's not much to prevent foreign or fraudulent contributions. the obama campaign is being accused by a group called government accountability institute. we're back with our political panel. byron? >> this is the kind of thing you learn about after the election when somebody makes a complaint and we fi
house inside the auditorium. >> reporter: jessica, president obama told supporters, he needs help. he told 100 supporters at a private dinner here at the billy graham civic auditorium to be almost excessive over the next 29 days to reach out and talk to anyone they know in battleground states who could help them get reelected. then he entered that packed auditorium. the energized crowd of thousands greeted him with a standing ovation and the president spoke for about 25 minutes, telling supporters the future of the nation is at stake, saying his opponent, mitt romney, is already discounting 47% of the population and will fight for republican interests, not the nation. >> i'm not fighting for red values or white values or black values or latino values or gay or straight values. i'm fighting for american values. they belong to all of us. san francisco. we are not as divide as our politics would suggest. >> reporter: more than 6,000 people paid anywhere from $100 to $20,000 a piece to see the president. president obama laid out accomplishments like the affordable care act, the repeal of
have an enthusiasm edge working in our favor. >> reporter: if romney loses ohio, he needs to win six of the seven remaining swing states, all of which voted for mr. obama four years ago. after being dominated on the airwaves this summer, and painted romney as an out of touch corporate raider, the romney campaign is intensifying its efforts. >> ohio families can't afford four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: the obama campaign is trying to make a punch line of romney's comment about removing funding for pbs stations. >> i'm big bird. >> these are tough times, with real serious issues, so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> reporter: one of the note from today's poll, one in eight ohioans said they could still change their minds before november. >> peter alexander in the crucial state of ohio starting off our coverage tonight. thanks. >>> we are two days away from biden versus ryan. the next debate this time for the vice president and the man running to replace him, both teams spent today preparing, nb
. and a sign that read go back to kenya, the reference to president obama made some unseizee. >> -- unseizee -- uneasy. >> the noose goes over the edge. >> reporter: she wanted people to know it didn't represent a community viewpoint. >> i think it is a silly prank. someone thinks halloween is around the corner. i think it is disrespectful. it is just -- to me the mark of a bizarre person. >> reporter: we talked to the proper owner, he -- property owner, he declined to comment. live, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> happening now, president obama is back in the bay area trying to drum up support and campaign dollars. ktvu's david stevenson is live. >> reporter: supporters and critics outside bill graham civic auditorium. we learned the president is expected to arrive within the hour. part of a sweep through the bay area that is expected to net 5.5 to $6 million. this is his last campaign appearance before the election and that brought out hundreds of supporters and protesters. people here are here to demand an immediate withdrawal of troops in the middle east. >> we are not funneling d
report that four years of obama has virtually wiped out the black middle class. that's just the economic point. never be fooled into thinking that what democrats care about is the poor, the elderly, minorities. what they care about are government sector workers, heavily unionized, well of pensioned government sector workers who will automatically vote democratic. they want the people ministering to the poor, they don't care about the poor. we've had more and more and more poor black people in particular, the destruction of the black family. i mean, the worst thing that was done to black people since slavery was the great society programs. surprisingly, also from my book. blacks had a higher marriage rate than white people did throughout the 20th century. every decade year they checked, blacks were more likely to be married. great society programs hit, and that all falls apart, and now you have a 70% illegitimacy rate which is incredibly destructive, more so than any policy republicans -- if they were as racist as democrats claim they are -- megyn: that rate is just stunning. we talked ab
likely voters. the positive jobs report gave president obama a five point boost. according to hispanic voters in california, president obama moves to ohio today claiming romney's debate performance was more style than substance. >> what was being presented wasn't leadership. that's salesmanship. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again but he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> the president has no new ideas. >> both vice-presidential candidates are practicing for thursday's debate. paul ryan is in florida after studying after four days in a woodsy virginia camp. vice president biden is at home in delaware focusing on ryan's speeches and his budget. >>> national hospital is reporting yet another death from the meningitis outbreak. if confirmed, it would be the fifth deadly case in tennessee. that is the ninth nationally. at least 105 people in nine states from minnesota to florida have been affected. the cdc now believes 13,000 people in 23 states may have received the steroid injection that's are tied to the outbreak. and while many are believed no
obama and what he is doing to put a turn quit on the poll numbers. chief white house correspondent ed henry reports the president says no more mr. nice guy. >> after days of battering from the supporters for a lackluster debate that led to a dive in the polls, president obama suggested he heard criticism and ready to crank up the negative downtown attacks, trying to reassure the base at a san francisco fundraiser by unleashing this hit on republican mitt romney. >> don't be so polite. don't be so nice. being presented wasn't leadership. that's salesmanship. >> the president's idea of leadership in the final weeks includes an effort to double down on defending big bird. after romney's debate promise to cut government programs like public broadcasting, the alternative is borrowing more money from china. >> elmo, has been seen in a white suburban. driving for border. oscar is hiding out in the trash can. cracking down on him. >> in what may be a sign of brutal attacks ahead, the president is out with a new adadlinking romney to slew of criminals, from bernie madoff to ken lay. >> it's me
today. >> hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: we first heard it in the foreign policy speech monday. he argues, president obama's policies have made the world more dangerous. >> it's a risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> romney promised to create one point person to deal with the middle east, arm syria's rebels, sanction iran if needed, expand the navy and push free trade. democrats aren't impressed. >> i'm a professor. he gave absolutely no specifics. >> polls are now split on romney's popularity. pugh has him up four points among likely voters. the positive jobs report gave president obama a five point boost. according to hispanic voters in california, president obama moves to ohio today claiming romney's debate performance was more style than substance. >> what was being presented wasn't leadership. that's salesmanship. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again but he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> the president has no new ideas. >> both vice-presidential candidates are practicing for thursday's
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